Act 6 Intermission 1, Part 1 of 2
Pages 4285-4345 (MSPA: 6185-6245)
NOTE: My next Problem Sleuth post is still in production. Stay tuned for it I guess.
The curtains closing in on a tragic explosion transition us to robotic Hussie, who completely destroys all drama with a humorous line, “One down.” I think I’m getting the hang of this black comedy thing. Though he immediately says he’s referring to the curtains, not the kids, it’s still funny regardless.
So, uh… what about all those other kids?
Oh, yeah. Those people.
Aren’t they all dead?
Hussie is a master at pretending not to really care that much about his comic. Some people think that due to many parts of the late comic being unsatisfying, after a certain point he actually did stop caring as much as he used to; if so, his lines above may be taken as an exaggeration of his future self.Continue reading